Iran Human Rights – A prisoner was hanged at Karaj Central Prison (Nedamatgah) on murder charges. He was denying the accusation during the whole trial process.
According to the IHR sources, Behzad Adib was hanged at Karaj Central Prison on the morning of December 4, 2018.
“Mr Adib was denying the accusations all the time. He and the supposed victim were injecting drugs together at the time of the incident. Adib told the court that his friend was died because of the drug overdose,” the source told IHR.
IHR had previously received a couple of reports reflecting the same story. In a similar case, there were two addict friends helping each other in injecting drugs, and one died of an overdose. In the end, the court sentenced the injector to death on the charge of murder.
There is a lack of a clear classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.
The Iranian media outlets have not published news related to the aforementioned execution so far.